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Community: On-line Disability Communities: Disability Specific:

Amputation/Limb Differences

New Horizons Un-Limited Community Forum and Topic Discussion Boards is our on-line disability community forum here at New Horizons Un-Limited. The link above will take you to our NHU Community Forum's Welcome Pages. Our NHU Community Forum enables you to post messages, use instant messaging, Share Your Knowledge, Tell Us What You Think, Review a Resource, post classifieds, and more. The following link will take you to our NHU Community Forum for people experiencing Amputation/Limb Differences.
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New Sign Amputee Empowerment Partners (AEP) e-community is a free resource for individuals to connect and discuss a variety of topics related to the life of amputees. AEP e-community provides many different resources, information, guidance, and perspective on issues related to limb loss and limb deficiencies for patients, families, care-givers, co-workers and friends. They have a forum where amputees may share their story, ask questions, or discuss issues related to amputees. Amputee Empowerment Partners; providing encouragement, support and help to those who need a little nudge getting over the hurdles. Amputee Online Forum is a message board for amputees.

Amputee-Online.com is an on-line community for the amputee.

ASCOT World is an online "support group and social club for amputees or anyone with a disability, and their admirers." The website features links to many organization and personal websites that offer information on a variety of disabilities. There is also an opportunity to chat on-line with individuals that may share similar experiences. For more information, visit their website.

I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network) Online is a mailing list for parents of children with either acquired or congenital limb loss. This mailing list offers an opportunity to share experiences with other parents. Bill Baughn and his wife, Joyce, a bilateral below elbow amputee since age six, established I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network) and an Internet mailing list to provide information and support contacts to children with absent or underdeveloped limbs and their parents. It is the mission of I-CAN to provide parents with a place to contact experienced parents and adults who grew up with a limb deficiency.

Limb Differences.org is a continuation of the work of Peggy and Peter McLoughlin, who retired their super-kids.org website and newsletter in 2002. This online resource offers the practical information as well as the emotional support to help make your journey into the world of limb differences easier than you may have initially imagined. This site offers an on-line forum of discussion boards to the families and friends of children with limb differences called "Connections."

SuperHands: For Kids and Adults With Hand and Upper Limb Differences was developed by Steve Geigle and is a network of adults and youth with hand or upper limb differences. Many personal experiences are listed on their website and this group networks through e-mail.

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